Are you interested in helping others and making your community safe?
Do you get upset when you see others treated unfairly? Do you enjoy righting wrongs and helping others? If any of these are true about you, consider a career as a Law Enforcement Officer and be part of the solution to keeping your community safe and productive. Become the leader you were meant to be with the skills you will learn in the police academy at Gulf Coast State College.
The subjects covered in the academy will keep you interested and engaged. You will learn many subjects, such as firearms, basic first-aid, defensive tactics, constitutional law and many other subjects. You will have to demonstrate proficiency in the high liability areas of firearms, defensive tactics, vehicle operations n and first-aid. Completion of the Law Enforcement Certificate Program can be used towards the completion of the Criminal Justice A.S. Degree.
WHat careers are possible with a Law enforcement officer certification?
Law Enforcement Officer jobs are available at the state and county levels.
- The State of Florida has several State Law Enforcement Agencies, such as the Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, and many more.
- There are 67 counties in Florida, and all employ Deputy Sheriff Officers.
- There are several municipalities in Florida that employ police officers. Municipalities in Bay County that employ police officers are Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, Panama City, Panama City Beach, and the City of Parker.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, please visit www.gulfcoast.edu/ge/loef.
Contact the Corrections Program Coordinator
850-769-1551 Ext. 5613